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Paul J. Williams

Rolling Dark Productions
Screenwriter/Producer/Director
New Jersey
Paul J. Williams is a multi-award-winning screenwriter, producer, director, and consultant based in the New York City-area. In 2010, he founded Rolling Dark Productions and has had several movies screen at film festivals throughout the world. His screenplays have reached the Top 15% and the Quarterfinals in the 2018 and 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, as well as the Semifinals in the 2017 Austin Film Festival. He is an alumnus of the New Jersey Film School; a Member Emeritus of the New Jersey Screenwriters' Group; a screenplay reader/analyst for Catch and Release Films (PRECIOUS, 127 HOURS, FOXCATCHER, MUD, WIN WIN) and a judge for the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition (First and Second (Quarterfinal) Rounds). He also reviews movies and has had articles on cinema published in various online outlets.

Paul has also served as a decorated law enforcement officer for over twenty-years, both as a Federal Officer with the U.S. Department of Justice, where his duties required him to travel to over twenty countries around the world, and as a Police Officer for the City of Newark, N.J. He responded to Ground Zero in Manhattan after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks; was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions on December 14, 2002; transferred to Morris County, N.J. in July 2006; and was promoted to Detective in July 2015.

He resides in central New Jersey.